US Consul General visits Quaid’s mausoleum

KARACHI   -   United States Consul General in Karachi Nicole Theriot visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and paid her respects to the founder of Pakistan. Consul General Theriot laid a floral wreath at the mauso­leum and signed the guestbook on behalf of the people of the United States, said release from US Consulate on Thursday.

The Consul General said, “It is a great honor to be here at the Mazar-e-Quaid to pay my respects and commemorate the legacy of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.”

“The United States shares his vision of a unified, democratic Pakistan, one in which equality, social justice, and economic op­portunity prevail. These ideals gave rise to Pakistan’s creation, and they reflect values that we all hold dear,” she underlined.

Consul General Nicole also visited the mazars of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and Quaid-e-Awam’s sister Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah.

Later, she visited the adjoining museum and greatly appreciated the artifacts related to the life of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Consul General remarked that she was there to reaffirm the U.S. Government’s commitment to further strengthening the econom­ic ties, exploring ways to broaden bilateral trade, boost investment, and help create conditions for expanded entrepreneurship and educational opportunities.

“I look forward to working closely with the people of Sindh and Balochistan, and to strength­ening our people-to-people, cul­tural, educational, and economic ties.” She said United States was deeply saddened by the devas­tating loss of life, livelihoods, and homes throughout Pakistan.

In the spirit of U.S.-Pakistan sol­idarity, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced on Au­gust 30 an additional $30 million in life-saving humanitarian assis­tance to support people and com­munities affected by severe flood­ing in Pakistan.

In addition to this $30 million in critical humanitarian assistance, the United States also provided $1.1 million in grants and proj­ect support earlier in August to ensure direct assistance reaches those communities most impact­ed and to help mitigate and pre­vent the effects of future floods.

Meanwhile, Acting Speaker Sindh Assembly Rehana Leghari, on Thursday said that the pro­vincial government and elected representatives were standing with flood victims and working day and night for their relief and rehabilitation. She expressed the views during a detailed visit to canal embankments, waterways, villages and tents set up for rain victims in Sajawal and Thatta dis­tricts along with MPA Heer Soho. 

Rehana Leghari visited MS Sur­jani Bund and nearby villages in­cluding Dost Muhammad Jakhro, Bachal Malah Surjo, Yaqoub Ran­to and others and met the people affected b the devastating flood and assured them of possible support in their difficult times.

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